Challenges, Technologies and Solutions for Exploration of Icy and Ocean Worlds

Time: 16:30 -18:00
Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal
Format: Panel Discussion

Organizers

Terry J. HENDRICKS

Technical Group Supervisor, Thermal Energy Conversion ApplicaWons & Systems, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

David F. WOERNER

Principal Engineer, NASA’s Radioisotope Power Systems, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Challenges, Technologies and Solutions for Exploration of Icy and Ocean Worlds

Recent findings point to oceans on icy bodies across the solar system. Few mission designs exist for these bodies and few technologies have been prepared for exploration, yet scientific interest in such missions continues to grow. This session will explore barriers, informational gaps, requirements, and challenges for missions and technologies for exploration for these destinations. A broad spectrum of related topics will be addressed, from mission requirements and design considerations to detailed ice penetration modeling.

Speakers

Oliver FUNKE

Project Manager, Coordinator of DLR Explorer Initiatives, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Brent SHERWOOD

Senior Vice President Advanced Development Programs, Blue Origin

United States

Sam THURMAN

Deputy Manager (actg.), Europa Lander Pre-Project, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Tom CWIK

Manager, Space Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

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